Video: Jacques Greene – Do it Without You
LuckyMe anounced the release of Dawn Chorus last week, the new album from Jacques Greene (out October 18th.) It was unveiled alomngside sinfle “Do It Without You,” which premiered via Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6Music. Today he shares the tracks stunning visual which, a pretty 16mm new wave looking video with Japanese fashion styling and a pill made of light. It was directed by Mathieu Fortin.
If Greene’s 2017 debut album, Feel Infinite, was the soundtrack to a dream pregame – amping you up to lose yourself in the club – then Dawn Chorus resides in the post-rave reflective moment. A time of heightened sensuality and latent possibility.
Greene approached the making of Dawn Chorus as if he were a band. He lived in the studio for five months this past winter – half the time at home in Toronto, the other half in Hudson Mohawke’s studio in L.A. – and wrote these songs in a sprint to capture this chapter in his life. Ten years into the game and not yet in his thirties, his perspective on the value of dance music and where it rests with his daily life and inspiration bare out on this album. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process for Dawn Chorus revolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts.
To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay that My Bloody Valentine was renowned for, as well as a compressor used by French Touch producers Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Working with mix engineer Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.
Now 29, Greene has been making music “about the club” for over a decade. His sound could be described as an emotional haze, in that its balance of sonic elements work to illuminate the overlapping feelings that lie between the familiar binaries. Outside of his own releases, Greene has explored his relationship with the club in a variety of contexts, from remixing Radiohead to producing for Katy B and Tinashe and touring with The xx.
He will tour Dawn Chorus in Europe and North America this October. An intimate first live show at the St Pancras Old Church is already sold out in London and another show has been added.
‘DAWN CHORUS’ IS OUT OCTOBER 18TH VIA LUCKYME
Jacques Greene Tour Dates:
Thu Oct 17 – Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Fri Oct 18 – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church (Sold Out)
Fri Oct 18 – Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set) (late show)
Sat Oct 19 – London, UK @ Five Miles (DJ Set)
Wed Oct 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Fri Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat Oct 26 – Montreal, QC @ Ausgang